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Old 03-07-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Arrow OIL CHANGE TIME!!

Hello Stang lovers,

I just purchased a 2013 v6 with a price I could not reject! received at 25k, now at 34k Bailey (carname ) needs an oil change. My question for you guys is..... Should I use Royal Purple? Or just go straight to dealer and have them do all that good stuff for me.

Please let me know what you guys recommend, Or stories, new to this website and glad there's a big community so I can ask silly questions like this,

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If you want some 19 year old kid to maybe change your oil correctly, go to the dealer. Or, get some full syn oil and a filter and do it in your driveway. I use Mobil 1, but RP is fine too.
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I went to the dealer once, it took 4 hours!!! That is why I do it myself. I use royal purple and can't complain,I have used it in every other vehicle I have owned.


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Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil, Napa Gold (WIX) filter. Done.
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If you're off warranty you can use Royal Purple HPS as it has more anti-wear additive than regular RP synthetic. If you drive lots of short trips then more frequent changes with any brand oil is better than expensive oil changed less often. In some cases 3 -4 k mile changes are not too often.
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I been maintaining my own car since the 70's so I done many oil changes tried many different oils and additives, I bought a 2014 mustang v6 in dec of 2014 it had 20,000 miles on it. It is the first car I ever used Royal purple in, I will never go back to anything else, my MPG went up, it seems to run smoother and cooler and when I drain the oil it is not gritty and is a lot cleaner then any other oil I have drained in the past. I am going to try their gear lube next
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Honestly, seems to me like you pay more for the same results. But as usual, thats only in my experience. Depends on the car and the way its driven.

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And I always do my own oil, idk. Dont think its worth paying a lot of money for something as simple as an oil change.

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And I always do my own oil, idk. Dont think its worth paying a lot of money for something as simple as an oil change.

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People always say "I can get it done for $40 at the shop and that's what oil and a filter costs anyway". But they fail to realize that its some rando doing the change and "bulk oil" from a drum. I pay about $30 for 6 quarts of real high quality oil and $6 for a WIX filter and I KNOW its done correctly.

10% of people can properly maintain cars. And computers. Basically the 2 things we use more than anything these days. I do all my own work and build my own PCs. #soapbox
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People always say "I can get it done for $40 at the shop and that's what oil and a filter costs anyway". But they fail to realize that its some rando doing the change and "bulk oil" from a drum. I pay about $30 for 6 quarts of real high quality oil and $6 for a WIX filter and I KNOW its done correctly.

10% of people can properly maintain cars. And computers. Basically the 2 things we use more than anything these days. I do all my own work and build my own PCs. #soapbox
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I'd never let any do ANYTHING on my cars I can do myself.
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My thing is: how confident are you in your bike (or vehicle) at 200mph (or 140mph). Do your own work, be confident and in control of your own safety. That being said if you don't know how to do it, probably better a shop does.

Sorry for the conversion from super sport bikes to mustangs. Usually use that saying for bikes more.

What intervals do you guys run between oil changes? I usually do 3k to be on the safe side even though ford says 5k.


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Save yourself some money do it yourself .I use mobile 1 15000 mile oil 6 qts for about 33 dollars ford filter 3 plus dollars Takes me about a hr plus you know that it done right..The extended might be overkill but i do it in the spring run it all summer till i put it up for the winter
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I changed it myself in my 11 5.0
Never paying someone to lean on my car again. I am extremely paranoid about mine.... If it's your first time jacking the car off the ground make sure you know the proper jacking points. I have seen way too many people almost get crushed.
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I changed it myself in my 11 5.0
Never paying someone to lean on my car again. I am extremely paranoid about mine.... If it's your first time jacking the car off the ground make sure you know the proper jacking points. I have seen way too many people almost get crushed.
About 6 months ago I bought a scissor lift from harbor freight it makes life soooo simple
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About 6 months ago I bought a scissor lift from harbor freight it makes life soooo simple
Thanks for making me jealous.....
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$1341. shipped and put right in garage. I have 6 vehicles and work on friends cars but the real justification for buying it was my 2014 stang, I cant get it up ramps, and I need to use a scissor jack I also want to add a rear valance and paint calipers so I said; "treat yourself to a nice Christmas present." LOL
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Being an old Iron Worker I modified my ramps to accept custom made aluminum tread plate removable extensions to decrease the angle of approach. They work great front or back. No more dragging.
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10% of people can properly maintain cars. And computers. Basically the 2 things we use more than anything these days. I do all my own work and build my own PCs. #soapbox
Agreed.
From another person who does his own car maintenance as well as desktop and laptop computers.
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I watched a video about changing oil on a 2011-14 GT and it looked a little messy because of a tray under the oil filter. Someone said use a gallon baggie around the filter to catch the spills. Do you guys find it messy or not bad if you're careful. Asking since this is new car to me first Mustangs.
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I watched a video about changing oil on a 2011-14 GT and it looked a little messy because of a tray under the oil filter. Someone said use a gallon baggie around the filter to catch the spills. Do you guys find it messy or not bad if you're careful. Asking since this is new car to me first Mustangs.
Its really not that bad. Yes, some oil does get on the tray, just wipe it off. Not a big deal.

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Yeah it's not really a big deal a little gets on the tray just wipe it off.


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Yeah it's not really a big deal a little gets on the tray just wipe it off.


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Words of wisdom. Wipe it off. Ha ha ha.

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Words of wisdom. Wipe it off. Ha ha ha.

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